Salford Central Five Years On

Salford Central Five Years On

Hannan Associates are very proud to be Building Services Design consultants for so much of the regeneration of Salford Central.

The £650 million scheme, which is transforming the New Bailey and Chapel Street areas of Salford is led by the English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England in conjunction with Salford City Council.

The video below shows just how much has been achieved during the last five years and just how much there is still to come.

We feel very lucky to be part of the talented teams involved in delivering all of these projects.




Hannan project lead: Jamie Hall – [email protected]

Ronald McDonald House Charity

Ronald McDonald House Charity

One of our newest clients is Ronald McDonald House Charity, who we are very proud to have been providing Building Services Design consultancy for during the last year at their Manchester and Oxford sites.

The Charity helps families to stay close to their child in hospital while they undergo medical treatment by giving them a warm and welcoming environment where they can stay for as long as they need.

At the Manchester Ronald McDonald House three spaces within the existing Manchester house have been refurbished to create five new six person family bedrooms along with an external reflection area. These brilliant new facilities were achieved because of the unrelenting fund raising efforts driven by Steve Burne and AEW Architects:  

Ronald McDonald House Manchester

Ronald McDonald House Manchester

The additional bedrooms will provide over 1,000 additional nights home from home accommodation for families with children in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  Hannan Associates are very proud to have been part of the team who donated their services for the design and construction of these refurbishment works.

We are also Building Services Design consultants for the charity’s new 62 bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Oxford where Construction is due to start soon with a view to opening in summer 2020.

Ronald McDonald House Oxford

Ronald McDonald House Oxford – AEW Architects

The facility will provide free accommodation for families whose children are undergoing treatment at Oxford Children’s Hospital, as well as Children’s Critical Care and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

We are delighted to be working alongside AEW Architects, Ridge & Partners and Capita on the project design team. The principal contractor for the project is Willmott Dixon Construction.

To find out more about the charity please visit their website:

Conwy Council Offices Complete!

Conwy Council Offices Complete!

Construction for Conwy County Borough Council’s new 100,000 sq ft offices in Colwyn Bay is now complete!

Hannan Associate’s team was led by Andrew Carrington, Colin Burns, Shaun Wilkinson, Rebecca Dagnall and Matthew Dalley. Our duties included Utilities & Building Services Design Consultancy; Sustainability Services; Building Physics and BREEAM Assessment for this new build office accommodation developed by Conwy Council and Muse Developments.

Conwy County Borough Council's New Offices Central Atrium

Conwy County Borough Council’s New Offices Central Atrium

The BREEAM ‘Excellent,’ ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate building has been designed to include passive design measures that will reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption including enhanced insulation to the building envelope and engineered facade design.

The glazed proportion of the building façade and the central atrium maximizes natural daylight to offset the demand for lighting whilst at the same time high performance glazing minimizes thermal losses.   To further reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, the building’s heating and cooling is produced via air source heat pumps, highly efficient LED lighting and roof mounted photovoltaic arrays.

The four storey, 100,000 sq ft office building, said to be the largest development of it’s type in North Wales, will now be home to approximately 780 Conwy County Borough Council’s workers. It has enabled the council to operate more efficiently and improve services for customers by consolidating staff and services into fewer sites.

The building was design by AHR Architects and built by Bowmer and Kirkland construction.

Andrew Carrington - Principal Building Services Engineer

Hannan Project Lead: Andrew Carrington – [email protected]

Historic Beyer & Peacock Site Refurb

Historic Beyer & Peacock Site Refurb

Hannan Associates are very pleased to be part of Morgan Sindall’s team involved in the refurbishment of Manchester City Council’s waste disposal and maintenance depot located at the Old Gorton Foundry site on Hammerstone Road in Gorton, Manchester.

The site spans a total area of 3.80ha, the west side of which is dominated by a 10,000 sq m industrial unit once occupied by railway manufacturers Beyer and Peacock who manufactured nearly 8,000 railway locomotives here from 1854 to 1966.

The unit is a single storey open plan building which will be remodelled and refurbished to provide a new multi-tenanted building with new office and maintenance facilities. The overall project also includes the rationalisation and amalgamation of services of other Manchester City Council depots at Ardwick and Newton Heath.

Beyer Peacock works in Gorton, Manchester

Garratt locomotive inside the Beyer Peacock works in Gorton, Manchester. (Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester)

Our team, led by Colin Burns, David Green and Matthew Dalley, are providing Building Services Design, Building Physics Design and Sustainability Services for the transformation of this interesting building.

As part of the councils overall strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their portfolio, the development has been designed using dynamic simulation to embed a fabric first approach into the carbon reduction strategy.  As part of the environmental performance of the development, it has been decided to install rainwater/grey water harvesting. This system will as a minimum feed the vehicle wash system to minimise the use of carbon intensive potable water.

Photovoltaic panels have been incorporated into the design to minimise carbon emissions related to building processes and vehicle charging. To augment this strategy a battery storage solution has been proposed to store renewable energy generated by the PV during peak periods, thus maximising carbon reduction and minimising the technologies payback period.

Gorton Foundry - once home to Beyer and Peacock

We are very pleased to be working for Manchester City Council and Morgan Sindall on this interesting project. We join Fletcher Rae Architects and Curtins Consulting on the project design team.

In line with Manchester City Council’s social value targets, the project will use local suppliers and materials and once complete the facility will provide increased job opportunities to the local and surrounding areas.

Colin Burns - Principal Electrical Building Services Engineer

Hannan project lead: Colin Burns: [email protected]

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